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GEO_BJ2011 (V101_BJ2011)
Benin regions, 2011 [GIS]

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GEO_BJ2011 (V101_BJ2011) indicates the region of Benin where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2011 Benin survey are equivalent to departments.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_BJ1996_2011, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_BJ2011 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_BJ2011 (V101_BJ2011) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_BJ2011, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Benin 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2011-M, 2011-H, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B